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The todoist calendar is showing in the Google calendars lists, but the content is not showing. Ideas?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 04, 2013 - 16:06 UTC

Hello Scott,

Please make sure that the Todoist calendar is selected (active) and that it's fully loaded (and that you have tasks with due dates). Also, if you've added the calendar while not having any tasks with due dates and then added such tasks, the changes will be reflected after a day. Unfortunately this is a limitation on Google's side and the iCal feed is updated instantly when used with other calendars than Google Calendar.

Best regards,

Scott Boyer
Replied on Jan 04, 2013 - 16:46 UTC

So to be clear.... :)

Any tasks I want to add to my google calendar will not be visible until the next day? Is this just for today, or a permanent bug?

(I've added new tasks (as instructed) with dates and time and they are still not showing.)

But, if I add todoist to my ical, then my tasks will be seen instantly on my calendar?


David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 04, 2013 - 20:18 UTC


There are two different actions you're considering.

1. Adding events directly to your Google calendar - this can be done regardless of whether you use Todoist or not. If you just add an event to your Google Calendar, it should appear instantly in your Google Calendar. This has nothing to do with Todoist.

2. Synchronizing your Todoist tasks with Google Calendar - this can be done using the iCal feed as shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzGubOy8GuE If you add this feed to any calendar software (such as Outlook's calendar, Apple iCalendar etc.), each time you add a task to Todoist, it will show up in the calendar. However, if you synchronize the feed with Google Calendar, it will show up the next day which is something we unfortunately have no control over as this is how Google treats iCal feeds - they refresh them once a day and there is no option to reload them manually. We hope Google will change this behavior in the future.

Best regards,

oliver t griswold
Replied on Aug 25, 2013 - 00:14 UTC

Is this once a day limitation w/ Google Calendar still active? Any resolution down the pike? Thanks...

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 25, 2013 - 00:27 UTC

Hi Oliver,

Yes, unfortunately this limitation is still active and there is not much we can do. At least not with the system we are using right now. We do plan on implementing our own calendar module in the near future, and if we can find a better solution when working with Google we will.

We just do not have a timeframe for any of that.


Angelina Storti  premium
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 13:08 UTC

The option to sync in real time to Gcal is crucial for me to continue using the app, I only purchased the premium version a few days ago and it's really disappointing to now find that the syncing feature doesn't work properly as I've really liked the other features.

Your post nearly a year ago indicates that you were working on a solution. Is that happening anytime soon or is it best to arrange a refund?

Thank you

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jun 02, 2014 - 13:18 UTC

Hi Angelina,

Unfortunately, the limitation that Google imposes is still valid today and we don't have a solution that's going be available soon. If you want to proceed with your refund request, please let me know so I can give you the details that I would need to process it.

Best Regards,